Just gets better every year! Since the Fluffatron 3000 is now old enough to take her friends without their parents to Cox Farms, I made the bold and beautiful move of having the lunch and cake at our house and then driving the kids to the Farm for their festivities. This was incredible. Putting the table together at our house was about 25% as stressful as trying to drive an elaborate cake and balloons and blah blah all the way to Centreville, and then put it all on 4 carts to be dragged across the uneven plains to whatever table was available. This was party on easy mode. Most enjoyable.
Fluffbomb chose sugar skulls as her party theme.
Me: That’s creepy.
Fluffy: I know. Creepy is cool, Mom. What did you think it would be? A Frozen party? That’s so a hundred years ago.
I may have argued harder for something less morbid if Target didn’t basically have a pre-made sugar skull party on Aisle 5.
I did buy a couple of skulls to decorate at home for the table.
And I did make matching shirts for the gift bags. Since only Kent and I were supervising the whole crew plus our twins at this massive amusement park, I felt clearly identifiable matching shirts were essential. This did not stop Salty from getting lost, but that’s trying to keep a wave upon the sand.
I always forget how much stuff kids get for birthdays. It’s insane.
In previous years, we have skipped a present from Mom and Dad entirely because she just gets so much stuff from friends and family. This year, however, her birthday party was the week before, so she needed another present on her birthday. And besides, these things are so frigging cool! Welcome to the future.
I know you’re wondering whether I use the electronic skateboard. YES! I learned to do it today while I was on the phone with my sister for an hour, and now I’m pretty good. It is awesome. Fluffy may never get hers back until Kent buys me one of my own.
Salty: Mooooom! Fluffy has been playing Little Big Planet forever. It’s my turn to play Minecraft.
Me: Resolve your own disputes. I am unable to parent you when I’m busy playing with your toys.